Finally its up! These two months has been very busy with the house renovation and all. Hopefully i can get a mini studio at my place!
Luwei & Kaiwei has been in love with each other for many many years. Both of them has been through and overcome many hardships. Each year giving themselves many memories not to forget.
It was totally fun doing their photoshoot with them, we’ve managed to go to many places, especially their secondary school!
Anyways, hopefully this photoshoot has managed to revisit their past memories and kept somewhere safely forever within them.
Here’s a look at the technical info first:
Model no.: A10
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
Angle of View: 97°- 63°
No. Of Diaphragm Blade: 8
Max. Aperture: F/3.5 at 19mm & F/4.5 at 35mm
Min. Focus: 0.35m (from tip of lens to object)
Filter Diameter: ø77
Diameter x Length: ø3.3 in. x 2.7 in.
The front element of the lens is fixed so a polarising filter can be use.
Sharpness: Contrary to most people, I think this is a sharp lens. Sure, it’s not the best but it’s not the worst I’ve seen either. At the wide end with max. Aperture, I would say center focus is sharp while the corners get a bit fuzzy but push it up to F8 then it is sharp all over. Of course, everybody’s definition of sharpness is different so I’ll let you decide on that based on these pictures:
All the pictures are Normal JPEGs straight out of Nikon D700. No editing at all.
Camera settings: Matrix metering, Center AF, ISO 200
Focus is on the word “900ml” on the Tollyjoy bottle.
*pictures can be found here:
And if you like to pixel peep and check the EXIF, you can download the pictures here:
Focusing: In most instances of my testing, focus is mostly spot on and quick. And it doesn’t hunt much even in dim lightings. The only few times it hunts is when I point it to the bright sky, which I think even some Nikon lenses will hunt too. Overall Good!
Flares: I pointed the lens towards the sun a few times and it doesn’t cause any significant flares, even without the flower-shaped hood. Another plus point!
Distortion: I couldn’t find any serious distortion which will greatly affect the picture. Sure, at 19mm, there is distortion at the side but almost nothing at 35mm.
Overall comments: I wouldn’t consider this lens for use with a APS-C body, only because the focal length is not useful. The Kit lens probably will cover more. FF users looking for cheap wides can rejoice because for a lens of this price, there shouldn’t be too many complaints. If you are looking for that backup wide angle, this is one you can seriously consider. And if you are like me, a poor man looking for his first wide, this is it. Of course, every Tamron has a good and bad copy, so test properly before committing.
Post production: Guanhui, Silvia
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